Comment

The Draft Report does not contemplate WWTF capacity upgrades capable of meeting pressing wastewater management needs in Greater Big Sky.

Response

The District does not have a mandate or the jurisdiction for sewering of the Canyon Area, or other un-sewered properties outside of its boundaries. An effort to sewer the Canyon and route the wastewater to either the site-constrained existing WRF or a new site will require several years to implement, and the District’s WRF needs expansion and upgrades much sooner than that. The best strategy at this time is to construct the most space-effective treatment possible at the existing WRF, which is MBR. Finally, if un-sewered portions of the area were added to the District’s wastewater responsibilities, the additional effluent generation would need direct discharge more than ever.